2023: Atiku Explains How He’ll Restructure Nigeria If Elected, Begs Lagos Voters To End One-Man Rule
THE Presidential Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to restructure the country if elected in the 2023 general election.
Atiku disclosed this at the Lagos PDP Presidential rally held at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos, yesterday.
He promised to privatize the Port Harcourt, Warri, and Kaduna Refineries to generate funds for development, if elected, saying that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been lying to the people of Lagos State, claiming that its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was responsible for the development of Lagos.
This came as Tinubu mocked his PDP counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, describing him as battle-weary, even before the election.
Atiku, however, pleaded with voters in Lagos State, to end the rule of one family by voting for the PDP governorship candidate, Abdulazeez Adediran (Jandor), and other state and National Assembly flagbearers.
“On my part, if you elect me as your president, I said and I promised by the grace of God that I am going to set aside $10 billion so that we can empower our young men and women in small and medium enterprises.
“People were asking me where I am going to get the money. If I privatize the Port Harcourt, Warri, and Kaduna refineries I will get the money.
“So, let me also promise you, if you elect me, we are going to restructure this country. What do we mean by restructuring? We will give your state and local government more power and resources. It is up to you to hold them responsible.
“Therefore, the people of Lagos, it is high time you took your destiny into your own hands for your future, not for the future of one family. For in the last 23 years you are governed by one family.” The rally had in attendance PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa; Governors Douoye Diri of Bayelsa, Darius Isiaku of Taraba, PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu; members of the National Working Committee, NWC; Alhaja Titi Abubakar, wife of PDP presidential candidate; and PDP Lagos Governorship Candidate, Dr. Olajide Adediran among others.
Meanwhile, former Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George, alongside the five PDP governors, who belong to the Integrity Group led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was absent.
PDP National Chairman, Dr. Ayu, said: “Today, we have brought you hope. People of Lagos, you need to be free from multiple taxes. With Atiku Abubakar, life would be better for you. He would make sure Nigeria becomes greater in the whole of Africa.”